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Diana Moller-Marino

Associate Professor of Theatre

Email: Moller@hartford.edu

Biography: Diana Moller-Marino (Associate Professor) has been teaching and directing in actor-training programs since 1990. From 1992 -1997, Diana was Resident Director for Capital Classics Shakespeare Company, producing free outdoor theatre in Hartford's Bushnell Park. At The Hartt School, Diana teaches acting with a movement emphasis. Elsewhere, she has taught classes including directing, text analysis, acting the song, movement and script development. Diana has been a Guest Teaching Artist at many institutions including: Wesleyan University, The University of Utah, Trinity College, Santa Barbara City College, Red Lotus Movement Center (Salt Lake City) and at the cultural centers on the islands of Santiago and San Vicente in Cape Verde, Africa. Diana was a core faculty member at The Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts from 1993 to 2001. Diana has been the Chair of Theatre at Wesleyan University's Center for Creative Youth (CCY) since 1997. In 2004 and again in 2005, Diana was a guest of the Cape Verdean government as part of an arts delegation from CCY negotiating, planning and implementing a new international arts program in Praia, the capital city of Cape Verde. In addition, Diana produced and directed a new play about the Cape Verdean Revolution and the immigrant experience in the United States, entitled My Cape Verde. For the past several years, Diana has guided ten students at Wesleyan University in scripting and performing autobiographical monologues on issues of identity for the university's freshman orientation. Diana is an associate editor for The Player's Journal, a periodical for practitioners and teachers of theatre. Diana is working on an actor-training textbook entitled The Space Between. Diana is a member of ATHE (Association for Theatre in Higher Education) and ATME (Association for Theatre Movement Educators). Diana earned a bachelor's degree with honors in theatre from Wesleyan University and a master's degree in directing from Emerson College. Diana is actively involved in programs for children with disabilities, with much help and inspiration from her daughter Eliza.

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